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Volunteer · VO-27

Amazon Shelter

4 to 12 weeks
4.7(22 reviews)

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  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years
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Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Peru’s dynamic lifestyle whilst making a real difference to the Amazon's wildlife. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in the capital city of the Madre de Dios region in the southwest, assisting with animal conservation and creating positive change towards animal survival and rehabilitation. With the extinction of so many species over the past century, we’ve reached a crucial point in history where our wildlife rescue and conservation efforts make a powerful impact. Picture yourself getting hands-on experience with impressive wildlife, helping animals recover into normal and healthy states, taste-testing the delicious Peruvian cuisines and contributing to an important, real-world animal conservation and rehabilitation project.  

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with exclusive project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to the Amazon’s biodiversity with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from airport pickup to project transport, volunteer accommodation, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable change on exotic wildlife, explore the country's natural beauty and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on the greater wildlife ecosystem whilst channelling that genuine Peruvian way of living at the same time.


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Volunteer project placement

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Trip visa guidance

Personal Travel Concierge

Comfortable accommodation

Covid-19 Medical Insurance


Airport pickup or transfer


‘Welcome to the Amazon’ orientation

$200 Global Tour Voucher


Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

Marketplace deals


$250 off your next trip

Trip details

Our Amazon Shelter Volunteer trip in Peru is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment, and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement and meals to accommodation and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Peru with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the South American lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport transfers to accommodation.

Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Relax on tropical beaches, explore lush rainforests, hike the mountain tops and join in on a world of festivities instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Peru and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting impact on native wildlife conservation and care. 

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Padre Aldamiz International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Puerto Maldonado, only 25 minutes away. Relax, settle in and potentially meet some other volunteers.

Head to your cultural orientation loaded with information about the project’s history and wildlife. You’ll also get to see your project site and plan your extracurricular activities while you’re in the country. 

Trip location

You'll stay and volunteer in Puerto Maldonado, within the Amazon Rainforest.

Frequently asked questions

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.


Abby M
Booked in Mar, 2020

AMAZING! So excited for my trip, the service of the providers was great, so understanding and cooperative!

Jennifer U
Booked in May, 2019

Jacob was awesome help!! very easy to understand about the volunteer trip and so organised

Kelly R
Booked in Jul, 2018

Wonderful, friendly staff, great explanation of the trip

Olivia V
Booked in Jul, 2019

So far my experience has been great. I’ve met some friends at the hostel and I’m excited to go explore more of Aus. Looking forward to my first job opportunity as well. Hannah has been so helpful and has been a wonderful coordinator.

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